Pesto Pomodoro Sauce (Paleo + Whole30)

The Italian in me has a strong love for all things tomato and pesto so I decided to combine the best of both world.  This Pesto Pomodoro Sauce goes great on any protein, bed of veggies or even as a dip!


Pesto Pomodoro Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 cups white onions, diced
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1¾lbs cherry tomatoes (I used 3- 10oz containers)
  • 1-6oz can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1½ cups paleo pesto (I use No Crumbs Left’s recipe)



  • In a large saute pan heat avocado oil
  • Once hot add onions and ½ tsp salt.  Cook until caramelized.
  • Add garlic and tomatoes.  Cover about cook for about 12 minutes until tomatoes soften
  • Stir in tomato paste and ½ tsp salt.  Continue to cook covered for another 10 minutes to allow steam to release from tomatoes.
  • Remove lit and use a wooden spoon to crush tomatoes.
  • Add pesto to the sauce and mix in.
  • Stir in basil and simmer 2-3 minutes.
  • Salt to taste.

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